Archive for October, 2007

Radiohead’s Tips Might Be Higher Than You Expect — The Seminal :: Independent Media and Politics If the era of the album is truly over, and the era of free music is truly upon us, than this tipping business model just might work in the long term. It’s something we as music fans will have […]



The word of the day is: lexiphanes (lex-SIF-uh-neez) noun: One who uses words pretentiously.

Imitosis by Andrew Bird This video is the posterchild for postmodernism.

A tale of two decisions or, how the FBI gets you to confess PsychSound by Steve Bergstein Read the article, and if you have time, the linked legal decision. But here’s a basic synopsis. Egyptian guy stays in a Manhattan hotel on 9/10/01. The hotel was evacuated on 9/11 for obvious reasons. A flight transponder […]

Oklo: Natural Nuclear Reactors – Fact Sheet Creating a nuclear reaction is not simple. In power plants, it involves splitting uranium atoms, and that process releases energy as heat and neutrons that go on to cause other atoms to split. This splitting process is called nuclear fission. In a power plant, sustaining the process of […]

Movie to be filmed in Pittsburgh this winter Movie director Kevin Smith has stated that the film “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” will be shot in Pittsburgh in January. Apparently, Dogma was filmed here as well. And last year they part of a movie called “Smart People” in the very building where my main […]

The economist has an article on the subject of the Nobel-winning research of Leonid Hurwicz, Eric Maskin and Roger Myerson. As it happens, I just took a final exam on this very subject. And while I’m not convinced that I aced the exam (but I do suspect that I passed), I am convinced that it […]